Are There Only 9 EF-Mount Lenses Left In Canon’s Catalog?

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We know that Canon is discontinuing EF-mount lenses. It seems it happens at a faster pace than expected.

Photographer Kimio Tanaka (@thisistanaka) on Twitter reports that he found out that Canon reduced the EF-mount lineup from 21 lenses to 9 in one month. Have a look at the image below: the lenses circled in red have disappeared in one month, according to Mr. Tanaka. I guess he did his research on the Japanese market but it is likely that it applies globally.

Canon stated clearly that the future is mirrorless, and that they will discontinue EF lenses. Well, it is happening.

Less and lesser EF-mount lenses on offer.

[via asobinet.com]

An Example Of 180° VR Footage Captured With The Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L DUAL FISHEYE

Canon Rf 5.2mm F/2.8L Dual Fisheye

Here is a showcase of what you can produce with the Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye lens. Even if you don’t have a VR headset you can benefit from the video below.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/16
  • Captures Stereoscopic 3D 180° VR imagery
  • Two Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Super-Spectra & Sub-Wavelength Coatings
  • Fluorine Coating
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • 7-Blade Diaphragm

Experience the video through using a VR headset (for a fully immersive and stereoscopic experience), a mobile device or a computer. Don’t miss the small control wheel on top left. By using it you can move around in the video and change perspective (see image below).

The control wheel

An inspirational story captured by VR Director, Mary Matheson and Director of Photography, Richard Stegmann, and posted by Canon Europe. Enjoy.

You can order the Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye at $1,999: B&H Photo and Adorama. World-wide orders:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L hands-on videos can be found here. More about the lens after the break.

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The RF 5.2mm dual fisheye on a Canon EOS R5
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The Canon EOS R1 Has Not Yet Been Announced, But People Is Imagining How It Might Look (R1 mock-up)

Canon Eos R1

We are still waiting for the Canon EOS R1, Canon’s upcoming mirrorless full frame flagship.

Never the less, fans are already fantasizing about how the Canon EOS R1 might look, which shape or form factor it will have.

User u/mirajoba on Reddit made the Canon EOS R1 mock-up you can see on top. Looks pretty futuristic, doesn’t it?

Canon EOS R3 Firmware 1.1.1 Released And Available For Download

Canon Eos R3 Firmware

Canon released a new Canon EOS R3 firmware update.

Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

1. Adds the ability to use Smart phone link adapter AD-P1.

2. Adds the ability, when using EOS Utility or Browser Remote for remote shooting with two cards inserted, to set the recording method and select the card to be recorded to.

3. Adds the ability to cancel [Subject Tracking] by pressing the Quick Control <Q> and then <INFO> buttons.

4. Adds Ukrainian as an option to the language of “Browser Remote”.

5. Improves operation stability during FTP transfer.

6. Fixes an issue that in rare instances, the camera may become inoperable when shooting in the Servo AF setting while operating the <AF-ON> button.

7. Fixes an issue, in which the camera cannot be used as an access point if the camera is being used in a region that only support 2.4 GHz bandwidth for Wi-Fi connections.

You can download Canon EOS R3 firmware 1.1.1 at Canon USA

You can download the Canon EOS R3 user manual from Canon. Or you might read it online. A technical brochure about the EOS R3 is available. You can watch the EOS R3 live-stream again here. More Canon EOS R3 review stuff is listed here. We put together some interesting videos about the EOS R3, listed here. Be sure to check Gordon Laing’s in-depth review of the EOS R3, part 1 and part 2. Oh, and don’t forget to listen how the R3’s 30fps sound. Canon EOS R3 product description after the break.

Order in the USA ($5,999):
B&H Photo | Adorama

All Canon EOS R3 world-wide order links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon Financial Results 2021 Published – Company Doing Well, Expects Growth In Profits

Canon Financial Results

Canon published the financial results for 2021. Not only Canon is doing well, they also expect a growth in profits.

The imaging sector is also doing rather good.

In 2020, cameras, which are a core component of the imaging group, saw significant decline in unit sales due to the impact of COVID-19. As a result, we posted a temporary decline in the profitability of this group. However, profitability recovered to a normal double-digit level in 2021.

Cameras are not the only component of our imaging business. It also covers a wider range of businesses, including the input of visual information using lenses and sensors, and also the provision of solutions utilizing this input. In order to further expand our business in the future, we will not only expand sales of network cameras, but also leverage the optical technology we have cultivated over the years and actively invest in the development of new businesses such as automotive sensors and XR.

As for camera demand, despite concerns that it would shrink significantly due to the pandemic, demand remained relatively strong. This reflects a number of factors, including an increase in the number of people using their extra leisure time to capture videos and photos in the home and disseminating them online, and the impact made by new full-frame mirrorless cameras released by each company.

As for the size of the market in 2021, although it shrank by 200 thousand units, due to the insufficient supply of products by each company, it was still 5.4 million units.

Our unit sales in 2021 totaled 2.74 million units, 20 thousand units fewer than in 2020, also due to the insufficient supply of products, particularly entry-class cameras. However, for the EOS R5 and EOS R6, sales volumes and price levels remained stable, despite them being in the market for more than a year. Additionally, unit sales of our RF lens lineup, which was expanded to 26 lenses through the addition of 8 new products, increased substantially, thanks to their synergy with cameras.

We have been expanding our core product lineup by increasing the number of highly profitable EOS R systems over the years. As a result, the sustained profitability of the camera business has increased significantly, resulting in an overall 25% increase in camera sales and a significant improvement in profitability in 2021.

In 2022, the size of the camera market is expected to be 5.65 million units, a 5% increase over 2021, which takes into account thecarryover from 2021 due to supply shortages.

In order to capture the growing need for high-quality image expression, we will continue to further strengthen the cameras and the RF lenses of the EOS R system.

Earlier this month, we introduced the EOS R5 C, a hybrid cinema camera, to further capture growing demand for video. The EOS R5 C is an easy to carry around compact and lightweight model that offers further enhancement in video performance over the EOS R5, enabling long-time shooting of high-quality images at 8K and 60 frames per second.

As for RF lenses, we will work to increase unit sales of our lineup, which currently consists of 26 models, through further synergy with cameras.

All financial results are available for download here.

Can The Canon EOS R3 Noise Reduction Not Been Turned Off?

Canon Eos R3

It seems the noise reduction on the Canon EOS R3 can not be turned off.

Based on sensor data collected by Photons to Photos, asobinet.com suggests the noise reduction on the Canon EOS R3 can not be turned off. They compared sensor data form the Leica M11 vs the Canon EOS R3. The image below is for the Leica M11, the image on top refers to the Canon EOS R3. Both images show the energy spectrum at all ISO settings. You can clearly see that the M11 sensor data is flat while the sensor data for the EOS R3 shows some prominent signal processing applied. According to asobinet, the signal processing is noise reduction.

Leica M11 sensor data

Is this bad?

You can download the Canon EOS R3 user manual from Canon. Or you might read it online. A technical brochure about the EOS R3 is available. You can watch the EOS R3 live-stream again here. More Canon EOS R3 review stuff is listed here. We put together some interesting videos about the EOS R3, listed here. Be sure to check Gordon Laing’s in-depth review of the EOS R3, part 1 and part 2. Oh, and don’t forget to listen how the R3’s 30fps sound. Canon EOS R3 product description after the break.

Order in the USA ($5,999):
B&H Photo | Adorama

All Canon EOS R3 world-wide order links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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